Table 1

Top 15 journals on palliative care research

n (%)
No of citationsIF (2020)†Geographical region of journal
1stJournal of Palliative Medicine1236 (6.4)244622.085North America
2ndJournal of Pain And Symptom Management931 (4.8)229313.077North America
3rdPalliative Medicine759 (4.0)223403.739Europe
4thAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine746 (3.9)93831.638North America
5thBMC Palliative Care509 (2.7)61512.015Europe
6thInternational Journal of Palliative Nursing433(2.3)4024NAEurope
7thSupportive Care in Cancer394 (2.1)78192.635Europe
8thJournal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing346 (1.8)36000.877North America
9thJournal of Palliative Care291 (1.5)48341.200North America
10thPalliative and Supportive Care294 (1.5)39831.968Europe
11thBMJ Supportive and Palliative Care237 (1.2)24222.681Europe
12thIndian Journal of Palliative Care216 (1.1)1449NAIndia
13thProgress in Palliative Care158 (0.8)6800.880Europe
14thJournal of Clinical Oncology145 (0.7)895532.956North America
15thPLOS One123 (0.6)22722.740North America
  • *Equal journals have the same ranking number and then the gap is left in the ranking numbers.

  • †IF was reported according to ISI JCR 2020.

  • IF, impact factor; JCR, journal citation report; NA, not available; SCR, standard competition ranking.;